Current Productions


by Moira Buffini

A Woman’s power is in her Silence

To be directed by Jo Chivers


When Ymma of Normandy is forced to marry the Viking Lord Silence, its sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to destabilise a whole kingdom.   First performed at Birmingham Rep Theatre in 1999, Moira Buffini’s play is a black comedy that tackles millennial themes of power, faith and gender in a fresh and biting way, that still feels contemporary – despite being set in the Dark Ages. It’s a sharp, sometimes blasphemous ensemble piece with a hearty nod to Monty Python. Blithering knights, cross-dressing Vikings and not-so-distressed damsels come together to face the dark roads tween Canterbury and Cumbria, while the shadow of a tyrannical king grows longer. At times farcical, at times chilling, Buffini’s play isn’t afraid to challenge its audience.  

Can Ymma and Silence reach their happy ever after? Or will their journey lead them to disaster?

The Assembly Room, Frome

7th 8th 9th July

Tickets £10 from Festival Box Office or at the door

For information on Auditions go to News